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Dirk Trailer – Watch for those Wagging Wolf Tails!


I absolutely love this book trailer for my new book, Dirk of Swampy Hollow! Do have a look, and well done to those clever folks at OUP who made it. I especially love Tickles the wolf  and her canine friends.

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Kit and Pup

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  I was really delighted to be asked to write sketches for the new Cbeebies science show, Kit and Pup. Writing extremely short, funny sketches in a scientifically accurate way that is accessible and fun to preschoolers – well, it’s

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Look Out for Dirk!


Dirk is an accident-prone Stone Age boy who lives in the village of Swampy Hollow with his pet wolf, Tickles. Part of a collection of funny books edited by Jeremy Strong for OUP. Publication: September 2018.

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World Book Day Visits 2018


I’m booking up fast but I still have some days available for school visits close to World Book Day on 2nd March 2018. I’m especially keen to hear from schools in Leeds/West Yorkshire.

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Out Now: Chloe’s Secret Fairy Godmother Club


Chloe and her friends have a new plan – they are going to be Fairy Godmothers, and they aren’t going to let any real life obstacles get in their way.  Fantasy and reality clash in this second book about Chloe, for readers

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Chloe’s Secret Princess Club


Meet Chloe – a super imaginative girl who, along with her two best friends, has made up her mind to be princess, and who is not going to let everyday life get in the way! The first in a new series of books

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Sam and the Griswalds – reissued


Sam and the Griswalds is available now with a lovely new cover and – for the first time – as an e-book.  Read about football-mad Sam, whose life is transformed when the crazy Griswald family move in next door. “Perfect for

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TV Interview – Made in Leeds


Kerry and Ben interviewed me for The Lowdown on Made In Leeds about how to spark children’s imaginations and the kinds of workshops I do in schools.  I even helped them do a little storytelling of their own – all

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The Complete Wild Thing Series


All three Wild Thing Title are now available, published by Scholastic. Read about little sister Wild Thing’s crazy ways, and her adventures with big sister Kate, as they go to school, get a dog and in their most recent escapade,

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Wild Thing Goes Camping – out now!


Wild Thing is a new series for 8+ about the naughtiest little sister ever! Kate has a sister so terrible, they call her Wild Thing. She’s a tree-swinging, worm-digging, mud-slinging menace. And now she’s off camping. Wild Thing is going into

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